ABSTRACT

Pre-reflective Consciousness: Sartre and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind delves into the relationship between the current analytical debates on consciousness and the debates that took place within continental philosophy in the twentieth century and in particular around the time of Sartre and within his seminal works.

Examining the return of the problem of subjectivity in philosophy of mind and the idea that phenomenal consciousness could not be reduced to functional or cognitive properties, this volume includes twenty-two unique contributions from leading scholars in the field. Asking questions such as:

  • Why we should think that self-consciousness is non-reflective?
  • Is subjectivity first-personal?
  • Does consciousness necessitate self-awareness?
  • Do we need pre-reflective self-consciousness?
  • Are ego-disorders in psychosis a dysfunction of pre-reflective self-awareness?
  • How does the Cartesian duality between body and mind fit into Sartre’s conceptions of consciousness?

chapter |26 pages

Introduction: Back to pre-reflectivity

BySOFIA MIGUENS, GERHARD PREYER

part |2 pages

PART I Foundation of the mental

part |2 pages

PART II I-knowledge, perception, and introspection

chapter 6|33 pages

The zero point and I

ByTERRY HORGAN, SHAUN NICHOLS

chapter 7|32 pages

A sketch of Sartre’s error theory of introspection

ByMATTHEW C. ESHLEMAN

chapter 10|32 pages

Perception and imagination: A Sartrean account

ByURIAH KRIEGEL

part |2 pages

PART III Pre-reflectivity disputed

chapter 11|19 pages

Do we need pre-reflective self-consciousness? About ERIC TRÉMAULT

BySartre and Brentano

chapter 12|19 pages

Sartre’s non-egological theory of consciousness

ByJOSHUA TEPLEY

chapter 13|25 pages

The “of” of intentionality and the “of” of acquaintance

ByROCCO J. GENNARO

chapter 14|21 pages

A “quasi-Sartrean” theory of subjective awareness

ByJOSEPH LEVINE

part |2 pages

PART IV Body as a whole, the other, and disorder of the mental

part |2 pages

PART V Historical philosophical background

chapter 20|21 pages

Radical Epokhè: On Sartre’s concept of “pure reflection”

ByRAOUL MOATI

chapter 21|19 pages

Sartre and Kierkegaard on consciousness and subjectivity

ByIKER GARCIA PLAZAOLA

chapter 22|12 pages

Invisible ghosts: Les jeux sont faits and disembodied consciousness

ByJEREMY EKBERG